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Infant/Toddler Technical Assistance Center
The Infant/Toddler Technical Assistance Network, funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, is an initiative aimed at supporting high quality infant and toddler care. The Network offers support to Family Child Care Programs, Group Family Child Care Programs and Child Care Centers serving infants and toddlers, as well as,Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
The Infant/toddler Specialist can offer the following ongoing services for FREE in Sullivan County:

  • Phone and in-person support on a variety of issues:
    • Age Appropriate Behavior Management Techniques
    • Responsive care giving
    • Understanding the New York State Child Care Regulations.
    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice For Infants and Toddlers
    • Infant – Toddler Development and Behavior
    • Assistance Answering Parent Questions About Their Infant Or Toddler
  • Visits To Your Program To Work On A Quality Improvement Project
  • Resources or Tip Sheets
  • Starting Up Your Infant/Toddler Program Including Help Setting Up Your Space
  • Assistance With Continuity of Care Classroom Waivers
  • Assistance with Freedom of Movement Certification For “Container Free” Program

For more information contact Rosemarie Lawton, Infant/Toddler Regional Specialist by calling (845) 473-4141 ext.217 or email rlawton@childcaredutchess.org.

Earn your Child Development Associate
CDA is a nationally recognized credential. See our training calendar for CDA training topics offered. For more information on completion of your credential go to The Council for Professional Recognition website.

Intensive Technical Assistance Projects
Get one-on-one intensive training through our intensive technical assistance.

Training opportunities
See our provider education page for more information.

Program Accreditation
Accreditation provides child care professionals with performance indicators that guide high quality program planning and standards. Accreditation also communicates a child care program’s commitment to self-study, review and improvement to both families and the community. The Accreditation process requires a program to apply with the appropriate accreditation agency, meet quality standards, and complete a self-study/review.

Accreditation Links:
For Centers: The National Association for the Education of Young Children
For School-age Programs: After School Works! NY
For Family or Group Family Programs: The National Association of Family Child Care, Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc.

Contact our training department if you are interested in the accreditation process.

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